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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The man who may have to keep his veto pen handy to block congressional Republican efforts to repeal or roll back the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act took the top spot in Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.
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By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The launch of the Obamacare exchanges has offered an opportunity for provider-sponsored plans to compete on a level playing field with the traditional insurers that long have dominated the individual and small-group markets.
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By Merrill Goozner, Editor | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
What a sad summer, marred by the racial unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and the beheading of a U.S. journalist by religious fanatics in the Middle East. The Ice Bucket Challenge launched by the ALS Association comes as welcome relief—and all for a good cause.
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Late News
By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Obama administration is proposing a workaround to provide contraceptive coverage to employees of closely held companies that object on religious grounds.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The attorneys general from 16 states have filed an amicus brief backing the Federal Trade Commission in its closely watched bid to undo an Idaho health system's acquisition of a physician practice.
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The Week Ahead
By Bob Herman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The odds of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest aren't good. More than 9 in 10 people who experience cardiac arrest outside the walls of a hospital die, according to the American Heart Association.
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
On Aug. 29, Eastern Niagara Health System will end inpatient services at its 71-bed hospital in Newfane, N.Y., the first hospital in New York to close this year. Ten rural hospitals already have shut their doors this year, according to the National Rural Health Association.
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Regional News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Wisconsin Democrats are keeping the pressure on Republican Gov. Scott Walker to expand Medicaid eligibility with a report that shows the move would save the state hundreds of millions of dollars over the next three years.
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Starting this week, hospitals in Washington state will be prohibited from boarding psychiatric patients in emergency departments while they wait for inpatient beds to open up. The change comes as a result of a state Supreme Court ruling.
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By Bob Herman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Revenue at Palmetto Health, a four-hospital system based in Columbia, S.C., increased 1.9% in the first nine months of its fiscal 2014, which ended June 30.
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By Bob Herman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Cleveland Clinic has chosen North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in Great Neck, N.Y., as its exclusive partner in New York for heart-care referrals.
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News
By Steven Ross Johnson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The CDC has issued guidelines for hospitals on identifying and treating Ebola patients. But those recommendations have drawn criticism for not going far enough in protecting U.S. healthcare workers.
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By Joseph Conn | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The lesson for healthcare executives from the news last week that Community Health Systems suffered the worst electronic records hack in healthcare privacy history is that constant vigilance—and lots more money—are needed to keep the same type of catastrophic breach from happening to...
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By Steven Ross Johnson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Arkansas, the first state to establish the conservative private-plan model for expanding Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, now is looking to join several other conservative-leaning states in requiring low-income beneficiaries to make monthly contributions to their...
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Insurance expansion under healthcare reform is starting to yield increased patient volume for hospitals, but the costs of staffing up for more patients are eclipsing the additional revenue.
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By Bob Herman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Lots of people have ideas about how to change Medicare's unpopular two-midnight rule for short patient stays. But based on the public comments the CMS solicited in May, there's no consensus on what a new policy should look like.
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By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If Republicans win control of the Senate in November, they almost certainly will vote to repeal Obamacare, joining House Republicans in that effort. But there's zero chance that President Barack Obama will sign a repeal bill.
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Cover Story
By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The man who may have to keep his veto pen handy to block congressional Republican efforts to repeal or roll back the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act took the top spot in Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.
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By Lisa Schencker | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Charles Sorenson remembers telling the board of trustees at Intermountain Healthcare that a program improving procedures for medication management of cardiac patients had reduced readmissions—and cut the health system's income by several million dollars.
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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Nineteen people made Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list for the first time this year.The highest-ranking newcomer is Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, who finished second behind President Barack Obama.
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By Andis Robeznieks | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Patient-safety and quality-improvement leaders figure prominently on this year's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
This is the 13th annual publication of Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.
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Features
By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The launch of the Obamacare exchanges has offered an opportunity for provider-sponsored plans to compete on a level playing field with the traditional insurers that long have dominated the individual and small-group markets.
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Editorial
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
What a sad summer, marred by the racial unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and the beheading of a U.S. journalist by religious fanatics in the Middle East. The Ice Bucket Challenge launched by the ALS Association comes as welcome relief—and all for a good cause.
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Guest Commentary
By Nathan Kaufman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The concept of population health management is necessary, important and good, but the healthcare industry's current assumptions about the benefits of assuming global risk is déjà vu all over again.
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the recent blog post “Robin Williams' death a wake-up call for mental health workers” (ModernHealthcare.com, Aug. 12), as a lifelong advocate and mental healthcare provider, I, on behalf of my colleagues, applaud the efforts of storytellers and journalists such as John N.
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Q&A
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Jonathan Perlin is chairman-elect of the American Hospital Association and chief medical officer and president of clinical services-quality at Nashville-based HCA, which operates about 180 hospitals and 80 outpatient centers.
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By the Numbers

A list of the nation's 83 largest healthcare management consulting firms, ranked by 2013 revenue from provider consulting fees. Source: Modern Healthcare's ninth annual Management Consultant Firms Survey. Published Aug. 25, 2014, p. 30.
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Tom Strauss, 61, will retire at the end of the year, but plans to hold a part-time leadership role with the Summa Foundation.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Donna Katen-Bahensky is retiring as CEO of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, effective Sept. 1.
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Data Points
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Data Points for the week of Aug. 25, 2014, covered the following topics: obesity and cancer, healthcare reform support, EHRs, organ donation, cost of blood tests.
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
When 68,000 or so participants converge on Nevada's Black Rock Desert this week to get the Burning Man fire arts gathering raging, things could get weird. They usually do.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If you've been checking out social media lately, you've probably seen a video of a friend, a stranger or Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dumping a bucket of ice water on themselves to raise cash to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
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